Festival KONTAKT, organized by Wilam Horzyca Theatre in Torun since 1991, was the first one after régime transformation in Poland, but also the first international meeting In Central and Eastern Europe, confronting the theatre ensembles from East and West. Among our guest, we also had companies from Asia and North America. The importance of festival, from the very beginning, depends on artistic value of presented performances. KONTAKT festival was a turning point in career of many, nowadays renowned, theatre directors from Eastern parts of Europe, who sometimes for the first time had the opportunity to present their works to the western audience and to confront with western theatres. This also concerns Polish performance for which KONTAKT festival for many years has been a promotional window to the world.
KONTAKT gathers each year about 100 international observers (theatre practitioners, critics, theatre academy students, directors of European festivals) and journalists. Beginning of 2010, the International Theatre Festival Kontakt becomes a biennale and it will be organised every two years. The next edition of Kontakt will be held in May 2016.
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Assistant Director: Olga Spirewska